Christian Lloyd and Sheila Whiteley
invite you to
Discover Hendrix at Handel House
As many of you know, I have had what seems a life-long love of Hendrix and you can imagine my delight when Christian Lloyd (BADER Study Centre, Queen’s University, Herstmonceux) asked whether I’d be interested in being involved with a Hendrix exhibition. This was last year, and having been briefed by museum director, Sarah Bardwell, we are now gathering information for an exhibition booklet, and thinking about websites and apps.
First, a little background. The Handel House Museum has been awarded £1.2million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and part of the funding is to restore and refurbish the flat once occupied by Jimi Hendrix. His London apartment, which he shared with girlfriend Kathy Etchingham, is at 23 Brook Street, next door to the house that was once occupied by the composer George Frideric Handel. Westminster City Council has already granted planning permission to expand the museum’s current facilities by extending the lift shaft to another floor to allow level access to the Hendrix flat. There’s also going to be a Learning Studio at the back of 23 Brook Street, and completion is expected in late 2015. The flat will then be refurbished to how it was in 1968, so it’s all happening!
If you’d like to follow the project’s progress, please follow Handel House’s Hendrix at Home blog.
We would also like to hear from you if you were around at the time and saw any of the Hendrix gigs (formal or informal) or have other memories you’d like to share. If so, please contact us: